CI Games and Hexworks pulled a sneaky on everyone at Gamescom by revealing a reboot of the Lords of the Fallen from 2014.
Video game announcements sometimes have fantastic surprise quality and while the one CI Games pulled didn't make waves as massive as Cyberpunk 2077 before release, it did something no one really expected.
Namely, the team has previously been teasing a sequel to Lords of the Fallen from 2014 but the newest trailer tells a completely different story - it's actually a reboot, but also kind of a sequel since it takes place about a thousand years after the first game.
First of all, the game is no longer called Lords of the Fallen 2 - it is now known as The Lords of the Fallen. Yes, the "The" is the only difference between the names of the 2014 game and this one.
It's highly likely the reason for this type of naming lies in the fact that Hexworks and CI are trying to reboot the game, with a completely new adventure on a larger scale. According to the announcement, it is five times larger than the original.
Furthermore, it will apparently feature a proper RPG experience with NPC quests and more focus on the characters as well as the narrative, which is not something Soulslike games usually pay attention to.
On the other hand, The Lords of the Fallen will lean into the genre through gameplay, with "faster soulslike combat" and "stronger thematic".
The game is being developed in Unreal Engine 5 and will arrive to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
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